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Window Tinting FAQ

Can I receive a tax credit for installing energy efficient window films?

A tax credit directly reduces your income tax, unlike a deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax. The credit then directly increases the tax refund you receive or decreases the amount you have to pay. A provision in the recent Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 has created a tax credit opportunity for window films installed in residential structures. Under the new policy, homeowners can receive a 10% credit on the costs of window film, up to $500. Installation charges do not apply. The new policy went into effect January 1, 2011 and expires December 31st of 2011. For more information visit

Why do you need window film on your windows?

Vista™ Window Film helps combat the problems of fading, glare and damage to furniture. Most importantly, it helps make occupants feel more comfortable in the room.

Why is window film necessary if other window treatments are on the windows?

The sun will often damage window treatments such as draperies, curtains, blinds and shades. Window film helps protect furnishings, including window treatments.

Will window film darken the interior of my home?

No. Vista Window Film will maintain the natural colors of your interior spaces. With less need for draperies, curtains, blinds, and shades, rooms may actually brighten significantly.

Does window film help reduce the heat in a room when the sun comes shining through?

Yes. Up to 75% of the heat is rejected by Vista Window Film. You need not be afraid of installing beautiful windows for fear of too much heat.

Can window film help reduce the glare on my television and computer screens?

Absolutely. Window film reduces glare and helps eliminate eye fatigue.

What happens when a window breaks?

If the window breaks, the window film should hold the glass in place, thus reducing an incidence of injury or damage to furnishings.

Can window film be installed on odd-shaped windows?

Yes. Vista Window Film is professionally installed and can fit virtually any size and shape of flat-glass window.

How long does the window film last?

Professionally installed Vista Window Film comes with a lifetime warranty against cracking, peeling, adhesive failure or demetallizing. (Some restrictions and limitations apply. Please see an authorized Vista Window Film dealer for details.)